Sigmatel STMP35xx based MP3 players Easter Egg - Hidden message in bootstrap ROM

This is a hidden message in the SigmaTel STMP3502 chip which is used by a many different MP3 players.

Once you have a copy of the internal ROM, it must be byteswapped and then loaded into a hex editor.

Go to offset 0x436f (and there is a message from the authors:

Copyright(C) SigmaTel, Inc. 2000-2003. No llamas were harmed in the making of this product. You dont want it. You just need it. To breathe, to feel, to know youre alive. MJ, TZ, JG, JCP, AT, QS, GA, DM, SV, and MH because he whined about being left off this very special list. JD because he tested it. United we stand.

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Contributed By: stefan.s on 03-19-2007
Reviewed By: racedogg2, MorPH
Special Requirements: Some way of reading out the internal ROM.
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Annonymus writes:
Wow, I just had one of those MP3 players with this ROM. The MP3 player's lifetime is about 3 months, so my doesn't work anymore. So if you are trying to get this ROM, I suggest to download it from internet, instead of buying something that only works in 3 months for 100$ (yes, I paid that much for it!)
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